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SHIMER COLLEGE RECORD 



Alumni News 




"BEYOND AAY REACH' 



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April, 1951 



Volume 43, No. 2 



J^)klmet ^olleae f\ecord 

"Published by Shimer College in January, April, July, September, October, Novem- 
ber. Entered August 8, 1950 at Mount Carroll, Illinois, as second class re-entry 
under the authority of the Act of August 24, 1912, as amended by the Act of 

August 4, 1947." 

VOLUME 43 APRIL, 1951 NUMBER 2 

LIVING ENDOWMENT . . The National Association uses the 

You will recall that on this page of other dollar for scholarships, teas, lun- 

the January issue of the Record we gave cheons ' malhn gs> etc. and to help Shimer 

you a report of the gifts made last year alumm S rou P s Wlth their activities. This 

to our Living Endowment. We told you 1S the P art of colle S e llfe that Y on can 

of the use made of donations to the en W after leavln g colle S e - Do y ou not 

project and our real need for your help. want to hel P Wlth lt? 

It had been our hope that each year Our real gratitude is due the friends 

the number of gifts would increase but who have contributed to the Endowment 

at this time the number of givers and Fund and paid their dues. But especially 

the amount given is considerably below we are grateful for the things you say 

last year's total. Why? about us on page 7. Read that page 

next. 
The Living Endowment is an alumni 

project. The Shimer trustees, and trustees 

and friends from the University of Chi- 
cago have given most generously be- CAMPUS NEWS 
cause they want this venture of ours to 

succeed. The Shimer faculty are giving e Carroll County Alumni of Shimer 
time and money. We alumni cannot held tneir January meeting in the Heinze 
match their gifts but there are about room where Frank Pooler talked on 
3000 of us and we can do more than "Music in General Education" illustra- 
we are doing. Look at the "They say" tin g his talk with recordings. In Feb- 
column iu this issue. You are proud of mar X the local alumni held a bake sale 
Shimer and you can help it succeed. in West Hail lounge to raise money for 
Forty-six of you have paid dues for the Count y scholarship for next year. 
the year, and before long you will re- » The annual Reli lon in Life Con . 
ceive your ballots for the election of ference for Shimer Coli Smdents was 
National officers for the coming year. heM on the ^ Jan n md ^ 
Less than fifty people, perhaps, to speak x and 2 . The general theme of the con- 
fer 3000 on important matters, one of ference was « Beyond rhis Darkness/ . 
them being the revision of the consti- Topics discussed inc i ude d, "The Search 
tution of the National Alumni Associa- for an Unshaken Faith> » - The Heart 

non ' of Religion" and "What Direction are 

Of the two dollars you pay, one dol- You Travelin g?" 

lar is paid to the college to help finance The principal speaker was the Rev. 

this bulletin. Exclusive of cost of mail- Elbert C. Cole, Pastor of the Memorial 

ing and office work involved in assemb- Church, Farmington, Mo. Dr. Cole was 

ling material and keeping up with formerly director of religious programs 

change of addresses, each issue the size at the University of Chicago, was visit- 

of this one costs the college about $230 ing chaplain at Stanford University and 

and we expect to send out four issues was a navy chaplain during World War 

during the year. II, stationed on the battleship Saratoga. 

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HOMECOMING PLANS . . 

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^ f you are a member of one of 
J the graduating classes of 1901, 
1911, 1921, 1926, 1931 or 1941, you 
are especially invited to visit Shimer on 
June 1,2, and 3 and attend the events 
of commencement week as well as the 
special events planned just for you. 
The program in general, though sub- 
ject to some change, will be as follows: 

June 1, Friday 

9:00 — 11:00 P.M., Informal Dance, 
sponsored by the Carroll County 
Alumni. 

June 2, Saturday 

Forenoon: Golf, tennis, visits to cam- 
pus haunts, Glengarry Stables, 
Ledge Lodge. 

12:00 Noon: Class luncheons in the 
dining hall. 

1:30 — 3:00 P.M. — Art exhibit in Art 
Building. Special showing of work 
of Humanities students in art labor- 
atory. 
Exhibit in Dickerson Gallery. 

3:00 — 4:00 P.M. — Class Day, Met- 
calf Chapel. Awarding of National 
Alumni scholarship and the Car- 
roll County Alumni scholarship. 

4:00—5:00 P.M.— President's recep- 
tion at Sawyer House. 

6:00 P.M. — Picnic supper in the 
quadrangle. 

8:00 P.M. — Music and dramatic pro- 
gram in gymnasium. 

9:00 P.M.— Library Sing. 

June 3, Sunday 

11:00 A.M. — Baccalaureate Service 
at Baptist Church. 

1:00 P.M. — Dinner in College Dining 
Hall. 

3:00 P.M. — Commencement exercises 
on North Campus. 

There are several important things 
that do not exactly fit into the schedule 
but which you should know. 

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1. There is plenty of room in West 
Hall to house out-of-town guests. There 
will be no charge for a room, but it 
will be necessary for you to bring sheets, 
a blanket, and your own towels. We hope 
many of you can plan to stay two or 
three nights and make West Hall seem 
like old times. Miss Thoreen will be 
the official house mother. She will wel- 
come children too. She has three grand- 
children' of her own you know. 

2. Meals will be available in the din- 
ing hall, breakfast 35c, luncheon 50c, 
and dinner $1.00. Out-of-town alumni 
and families are guests of the College 
on Saturday noon, June 2. 

3. The dance Friday night will be 
$1.00 per couple. 

4. If these plans sound attractive, even 
if you are not a member of the classes 
mentioned for reunions, do come. You 
will be most welcome, and you will 
surely have a good time with us. 

5. May we know by May 30 if you 
are planning to be with us? 




CAFeTEKm STVL8 



RESIDENT'S ASSEMBLY TALK 
n February President Brumbaugh 
3 in student assembly gave a mid- 
?ar inventory of achievement which we 
id hoped during the year to attain, 
outlined the goals as: a broader 
itellectual outlook and a deeper in- 
Ight of understanding of the major 
[elds of knowledge, growing competence 
democratic living and the discovery 
|f values and ideals that will become 
guide in making decisions and in de- 
lending courses of action. 

In brief he said, "I am very favorably 
Impressed with the seriousness with 
vhich you go about your work. Time and 
tgain I hear remarks to the effect that 
locial or recreational affairs will have 
lo be set aside for the sake of reading, 
^reparation of papers, or the conduct of 
Special projects. This is a recognition 
chat your first responsibility here is your 
education. I think we all recognize that 
the intellectual demands made upon you 
ire not so great, however, that you must 
completely forego other kinds of activi- 
ties. 

In the second place I note that you 
are making a very satisfactory adjust- 
ment to new methods and techniques of 
teaching and learning. In our classes 
much more time is given to discussion 
and much less emphasis is placed upon 
lectures than is typically true of college 
courses. Also you are confronted with 
new types of examinations, comprehen- 
sive in character and more objective than 
the usual essay examinations to which 
you have been accustomed. In the third 
place, more emphasis is being placed 
upon independent reading, upon the pre- 
paration of papers and reports than you 
have been used to. From all I can ob- 
serve, however, you are taking these 
changes of methods of teaching in your 
stride. 

The fact that we are now co- educa- 
tional has called for some new types of 
all campus activities different from those 
which have existed heretofore. Several 
such activities which have been largely 



sponsored and directed by fou as stu- 
dents are the use of the Club House, 
made available by Mr. and Mrs. S. J. 
Campbell, for various kinds of outdoor 
parties. There is also the Radio Shimer, 
which I understand all of you are spon- 
soring and which really is an imoprtant 
means of uniting all students on the 
campus in the common activities. Of 
course I should not overlook the or- 
ganization of a men's basketball team, 
supported by a core of cheer leaders — 
girls who in attractiveness of appearance, 
costumes and maneuvers would be a 
credit to any university or college in the 
country. 

In the area of moral and religious 
values I am impressed first of all with 
the respect which I find for different 
points of view. In the light of the change 
in our student body it has been necessary 
to redefine the purposes and the basis 
of membership of the Student Christian 
Association which is now the Christian 
Service League. I am convinced that 
this organization is in the process of 
becoming a significant, voluntary religi- 
ous influence on the campus. I am also 
impressed by the fact that some of you 
have sought other means of voluntarily 
expressing your religious interests. You 
have engaged in activities of the churches, 
not only in Mt. Carroll but of the sur- 
rounding communities. You have re- 
sponded with interest to guest speakers 
in our chapel and to the addresses given 
by our chaplain. 

These are all favorable indications 
of a vital religious interest which I 
hope can be extended and increased as 
the year progresses." 

Dr. Brumbaugh feels that improve- 
ment is needed in student- faculty re- 
lations and in development of individ- 
ual responsibility as students and as Shi- 
nier College citizens. "If we keep mov- 
ing," he concluded, "in the direction in 
which we are currently going, I feel con- 
vinced that some day, like the Harvard 
chaplain in the case of his university, 
we can say of Shimer, 'Bless Shimer 
College and all inferior institutions'." 



NEWS FROM INDONESIA 

From a letter from Albin C. Bro to 
S. J. Campbell: 

We are at our little home in the 
hills about 100 miles from Djakarta. 
Margueritte and Andy have transformed 
a little bungalo into a lovely place with 
genuine personality. Will try today to 
capture a few pictures. I came up by 
plane yesterday and will return tomor- 
row. Djkarta is on the coast and steams 
with heat especially during the day, and 
swarms with people, about 3 million. 
Here a warm coat is necessary and sev- 
eral covers at night. 

It is an unbelievable spot for flowers. 
Great armloads are available for ten or 
fifteen cents. Margueritte has a vase full 
of small fragrant orchids and a beauti- 
ful one in bloom attached to a piece 
of wood on the wall. Gardenias and 
poinsettias grow in profusion on large 
bushes. 

More wonderful than the flowers are 
the people. They are mostly Sudanese. 
They smile easily and have a gay, happy 
and easy going temperament. Also they 
are attractive in appearance especially 
the women in their beautiful batiks. 
We went to a very interesting dramatic 
performance last night — mostly done 
by puppets. I couldn't understand a line 
of the spoken words but I had a happy 
time watching the happy faces of the 
children. Nature is kind here, so children 
abound as much as flowers. Next to 
rice the biggest crop seems to be children 
— who consume the rice as fast as it 
can be grown. 

From a letter from Margueritte Harmon 
Bro from Djakarta: 

This whole city is beautiful; miles of 
attractive homes, each with its flower 
boxes and garden; the wealthy Indones- 
ians and the thrifty Dutch keep things 
spruce. Sudden steep hillsides are ter- 
raced with tiny rice fields; the city is 
really cupped in a high valley and 
rimmed by blue and lavender mountains, 
one of the near mountains being a live 
volcano over which watchmen preside, 



taking a daily reckoning of the height 
of the spurt of the lava. But all across 
and around the city are the little kom- 
poons or native villages where, since 
the Dutch have lost supervision, the 
poor Indonesians live in stark poverty. 
Nevertheless there is a fair public health 
service with decreasing typhoid. 

Yesterday I went to the first meeting 
of the International Women's Club; the 
only American there. The gal elected 
president, a Mrs. EfTendi, was intelligent 
and charming as were some of the others, 
especially a woman from Pakistan. All 
the discussion was supposed to be in 
Indonesian but before long everyone 
was talking Dutch. The educated Indo- 
nesians and Chinese not only speak 
Dutch but as they say, they think in 
Dutch for the Indonesian language is 
relatively new; formerly there was only 
a multiplicity of dialects all of which 
lacked terminology for modern life. 
Some of the women from the club came 
around today and we cooked up the 
idea of starting a playground or two 
in the city; not giving the equipment 
but getting the neighborhood to help 
make it. Also we pondered the idea of 
some kind of a holiday for children. Un- 
like China and Japan, there is not one 
single children's celebration in Java. 
They just don't get their inning. With all 
the emphasis Mohammet placed on car- 
ing for the orphans and looking after 
the children, we ought to be able to 
find a Moslem saint or hero who paid 
special attention to children and pin a 
holiday on him. 

1948 

Flora Sie, Mrs. P. F. Fung, is now 
with her parents at 45-24 259th St., 
Great Neck, Long Island, N.Y. Their 
plans of going to Hong Kong to live 
have been postponed because of the 
military events in Korea. Flora's brother, 
William, is a member of the United 
Nations Commission in Indonesia. Mr. 
Bro writes that he sees William fre- 
quently since they both have headquar- 
ters at the Hotel des Indes, in Djakarta 



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JACQUELINE O. KRAMER 

We have all been busy this winter 
quarter, but no one has been busier than 
our drama instructor and coach Jac- 
queline Oriet Kramer, Shimer '43- She 
appeared on our lecture and recital series 
in January with a program of poetry, 
scenes from plays, and short stories. Her 
programs are always well attended by 
campus and town people. 

In February a musical comedy You're 
Way Beyond my Reach was presented 
to the citizens of Mt. Carroll by the 
Drama department of Shimer, the Ameri- 
can Legion and the business men of the 
city. Miss Kramer directed the show 
and wrote the book based on the songs 
of Phil Butler of California. Mr. Butler 
is associated with Gellar Productions, 
Inc. of Hollywood, formerly of the fac- 
ulty of St. John's Military Academy of 
Wisconsin. The title song of the show 
was sung by Priscilla Maris of LaMoille, 
III, and the chorus and was one of the 
highlights of the evening. 

The setting of the play was Oakdale 
college and the show contained many 
fast and colorful numbers. The Oak- 
dale College songs were written by Frank 
Pooler, Shimer voice instructor. 



Scattered Family . . . 

1948 

On August 19, 1950 occurred the mar- 
riage of Margaret Felter to Walter Hen- 
ry Freitag. Their address after January 
1 will be Charles City, Iowa, where 
Mr. Freitag is employed as engineer 
with the Oliver Corporation. 

Mary Carpenter is attending Layton 
School of Art in Milwaukee, Wis. This 
is her second year at Layton. Next year 
she plans to work in the Case Display 
field either in Milwaukee or in Des 
Moines. 

Margaret Schaut was married on No- 
vember 25, 1950 to Alvin J. Rose of 
Morrison, Illinois. Margaret is teaching 
a rural school in Erie, Illinois, and they 
are living in Erie. 

Virginia Hay and her husband, Wayne 
W. Humphrey, announce the birth of a 
son, Steven, on July 4, 1950. They are 
living in the country about two miles 
west of Des Moines, Iowa. 

Lois Rae Miller was married in Feb- 
ruary, 1951 to Mr. L. M. Landa, Jr. in 
Sioux City, Iowa. Mr. Landa is a grad- 
uate of Texas A. and M. Lois attended 
Colorado University and the University 
of Iowa after leaving Shimer. Their 
address will be Houston, Texas. 

Mona Jeanne Newcomer was married 
on January 6 to William A. Sorenson, 
Springfield, 111. Mona has been employed 
in the office of the J. L. Clark Manu- 
facturing Company, Rockford, 111. Her 
husband is employed as civil engineer 
with the Schappert Engineering Com- 
pany, Belvidere, where they will make 
their home. 

1949 

Beverley Beadle has been attending 
Tulsa University for two years. She has 
been initiated into Phi Mu sorority, is 
president of the Y.M.C.A. and Y.W.CA. 
organization on campus and is being 
sent to the National assembly of Y's 
from U.S. and Canada at Oxford, Ohio, 
during the Christmas vacation. 

(Continued on page 13) 

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THEY SAY 

• I did not write to tell you how 
much I enjoyed your letter to the alums. 
As you told of campus life today it 
was a convincing argument for co- 
education, even at Shimer. 

F. T. M. 
® I would like to get Colonel Farmer 
and sneak into the Shimer grape vines, 
also the apple orchard once more before 
the curtain rings down on us, but no 
doubt there is nothing of the kind left. 

G. M. 

• I never knew that I was a feminist 
but somehow I don't appreciate dropping 
the "Frances". A woman had the courage 
to establish the school and I can't see 
why the 'boys' shouldn't be able to take 

it. 

R. S. M. 

• Am kind of interested to see if 
I'm going to feel a hundred when I see 
all the boys and girls on campus. I'm 
not quite reconciled to the co-ed deal 
yet. 

J- H. G. 

• The changes that have taken place 
at Shimer I have been interested in see- 
ing and some of them, especially, wel- 
coming. But I never thought I would 
live to see the day when there would 
be no Latin offered, even if you didn't 
teach it. And above all to read of its 
elimination over your signature ... and 
to have you speak of its passing so non- 
chalantly too. All joking aside, Shimer 
sounds like even a finer college than 
ever. 

A. R. S. 

• It is most interesting to read of all 
the improvement at Shimer. I should 
certainly like to visit and see it all. 

V. D. S. 

• Want to wish all of you at Shimer 
the best possible luck in your new ven- 
ture for Shimer college. We're biased, 
of course, but feel any one or anything 
brought closer to the University of Chi- 
cago must somehow benefit. 

A. O. C. 

• I can't quite imagine Shimer a 
co-educational school — in fact it is 



a little disappointing. Maybe it doesn't 
change things — but there t were so 
many traditions that were part of the 

school I can't see men fitting in. 

Nevertheless I plan to come over after 
the beginning of the year to see for my- 
self because I have two girls that I would 
like to have attend Shimer some day. 

M. J. H. B. 

• You're certainly going forward. 

R. S. M. 

• I approve 100% of the new college 
program for Shimer. 

M. G. W. 

• Shimer must really be different now 
with boys on the campus. The idea 
sounds almost preposterous. I bet it's 
really lots of fun though. I hope it 
works out well. The next time I get 
back to the midwest I'll be sure and 
visit Shimer. I'm really popping to see 
it again. 

P. J- N. 
® I surely did appreciate your letter 
about the old, new Shimer.' It made me 
feel so much more comfortable con- 
cerning the change. 

D. W. B. 

• I imagine Shimer is quite different 
from the school we attended and that 
you knew for so many years. I certainly 
hope the new system has been successful. 

S. and S. 

• The change on campus almost shocks 
me. Can it be the same place? 

R. L. R. 



1947 

Mary Lane Smith and her husband 
are living with her husband's folks in 
Leicester, Mass. where Mr. Smith has 
a job in a law firm and is preparing for 
his bar exams. Mary is working in a 
bank and studying shorthand nights. 

Daisy Wain has been a student at 
Iowa State College, majoring in Home 
Economics and finishing her course in 
December, 1950. She expects to in- 
terne for a year at the New York Hos- 
pital, Cornell Medical Center, and re- 
main in the States during 1951. 



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DAISY WAIN AT IOWA STATE COLLEGE 



Scattered 



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Family 

Before 1900 

Mary Moyers Eennet, '92, passed away 
at her home in Mt. Carroll on January 3 , 
1951 at the age of 85. Mrs. Bennett was 
a most loyal Shimerite and will be great- 
ly missed in the County group. 

Geneva Taylor, '92, Taylorville, 111. 
went to Seattle after graduation from 
Shimer to teach folk dancing at the 
Cornish School of Music and Art. Later 
she taught in the Seattle Public Schools. 
Recently she retired to her old home in 
Taylorville where she died April 10, 
1950. 

Vrankie Johnson Wilkin s, '97, taught 
school in Seattle, lived during her mar- 
ried life in Onawa, Iowa, and is now 
making her home in Seattle. Her ad- 
dress is 1529-3rd Ave. West, Seattle 
99, Wash. 

Edna Lucas Waddell, '96, has a nice 
position at the Virginia Mason Hospital 
in Seattle. 

Estelle Earle Ruff, '94, lives with one 
of her three married daughters. She 
cherishes precious memories of the days 
when Mrs. Shimer, Dr. Shimer, Miss Joy 
and Professor and Mrs. Hazzen were at 
the school. 



Mabel Glass Kingsbury, '99, lives most 
of the year at their country place in the 
Catskills and is one of the leading work- 
ers in the planned parenthood movement 
in the state of New York. Her greatest 
joy is in her married daughters and 
their families. She has written some 
beautiful poems. 

Rose Glass, '99, sent us the news of 
the before 1900 names mentioned above. 
She writes as follows of her activities: 
"Occupation — Retired teacher, Home- 
maker and Community Service Volun- 
teer Worker. State President of the 
Washington State Retired Teachers As- 
sociation. Chairman of the National Ex- 
tension Committee of the Womens 
Overseas Service League and Junior 
Past President of that organization. The 
past two years have devoted a great 
deal of time to work for the Red Cross, 
the Community Chest, the Council of 
Churches, the A. A. U. W., Pi Lambda 
Theta (National education honorary) 
and to my church where I am on the 
Board of Trustees and Sunday School 
Superintendent, Chairman of the music 
committee, sing in the choir and keep 
house for three people on the side." 



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How many of you semi-centennials 
can match that for activities? 

1902 
Harriett Hersey Higginson writes from 
Pittsburg, Penn. of her seven grand- 
children and one great grandson. Her 
son, Jack, is a marine in Korea and 
writes of rough experiences there. 

1906 
A Christmas card from Ruby Hughes 
Tothill from Brachness, Anstruther, Fife, 
Scotland, shows the course of the 
"Cohoe", winner of the Transatlantic 
Race, 1950, under the auspices of the 
Royal Ocean Racing Club from Ply- 
mouth to Bermuda. Ruby's son, Tom, was 
navigator of the boat. 

1909 
Zella Petty Connors died recently at 
her home in Leesburg, Indiana. 

1916 
Agnes Collins Jans sen gives some in- 
teresting news about her children. Her 
son, Dick, and his wife live in Salt 
Lake where he teaches Math in the 
University of Utah. Daughter, Martha, 
and husband live in a small town near 
Grand Island, where he teaches and 
coaches, and the youngest, David, twelve 
years old is so busy all the time that 
"we have to keep young in order to keep 
up with him." 

1918 
Marguerite Hall is Mrs. Joseph Eck- 
ert, 20051 Stratford Road, Detroit, 
Mich. 

1922 
A note from Ruth Cornelius tells of 
the departure of Helen Huntoon Walker 
and her husband for their long planned 
world tour. "A few of us diehards man- 
age to meet once in a while but every- 
one is so busy these days and traffic 
and distances increase hourly out here." 

1926 
Janice Coshun Lewis, (Mrs. William 
E. ), is a happy wife and mother in her 
country home, the Diamond S Ranch, 
near Belleview, Washington, a Seattle 
suburb. 

1927 
Alice Rose Sorenson and her family 
are living in Alturas, Calif, a town 



which is a mixture of the old west and 
modern times. Hunting and fishing are 
the favorite sports there and the stores 
close the first days of the seasons. Alice 
has been holding a full time secretarial 
position, is First Vice-President and pro- 
gram chairman of the local PTA, co- 
chairman of the program committee of 
the Alturas Music Club and correspon- 
ding Secretary of the Business and Pro- 
fessional Women's Club. 
1928 

Katherine Wasson Soule has three 
sons, Craig, 15, Bruce, 13, and Stuart, 7. 

Feme Rogers Hinebaugh was married 
on January 28, 1951 to Dr. Frederick 
William Siefert of Mt. Carroll, 111. 

Ruth Brady was married on March 3, 
1951 to George Burnham Kinney in 
Beverly Hills, California. They are living 
at 917 Twelfth Street, Santa Monica, 
Calif. 

1930 

June Hill Garwood and her husband 
announce the adoption of Lucinda Ann 
on January 28, 1951 at the age of five 
days. 

1932 

Eleanor Smith Kramer writes happily 
from High Acres, Elvira Road, Clinton, 
Iowa. She has a small daughter, born 
in November, and two boys. They have 
a country home within the city limits 
of Clinton. 

Virginia Dimond Shaw and her hus- 
band are the parents of a daughter, 
born December 21, 1950, and named 
Ramona Frances. They have two other 
children, a boy 9 who hopes some day 
to be a physician and a girl 6, who 
sings very well and may be a musician. 
Virginia herself is still very active with 
her music and singing. She has visits 
occasionally with Minnie Wallace Frost 
who is often in Minneapolis. 
1933 

Helen Heinemann Jaszi has been an 
economist with the wartime OSS for four 
years and now is enjoying life at home 
with her husband Dr. George Jaszi and 
four year old Peter. Her present address 
is 510 Cumberland Ave., Chevy Chase, 
Md. 



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_ 1934 dena, Cal., with a breath taking view 
Mary Verna Gleim received her B. A. of Mt. Wilson and the Sierra Madre 
from Drake University in 1937 and Range. Virginia visited Ann Orvis Cub- 
taught school for the next seven years; bon in the fall and Ann reported that 
six of them in the same school. She Virginia was in fine health and spirits, 
taught English, Commercial subjects, She has two sons, Bruce and Laurie, 
vocal and instrumental music. In 1944 J937 
she entered the College of Mortuary Uwina Myers Thompson and her 
Saence m St Lou.s where she was grad- famil are {w af q^ , nd abou£ 
uated seventh m her class m June 1 944. d ht ffil]es ffom f ^ fn ^ Qwn home 
She passed her state board exams and re- dcall in the co she has one 
ceived her embalmers license in August d htef> Linda Edwina wfkes ^ 
and has been helping with the funeral Margaret Lambrecht Holmes had a son 

work at home ever since, i • r\ i_ i_ l , t i 

born in October, her fourth, and that 

1936 she is the busiest person at home and 

Elizabeth Boldenweck after several outside it. 
years of teaching completed her second Born t0 Marcy Haegef McQuillan and 

Master's degree at Chicago Musical Col- her husband a son, David Cyril, on No- 

lege and is now completing her third vem ber 30, 1950. His brother, John III, 

M.M. in Musicology and beginning work was bom in j anuary 1950> 
on a Doctor's degree. She is now in her iqqq 

third year of teaching Voice and Drama ~ . „, , _ .._ . „ Ar 

at the Ri 22 o School of Music in Chicago. Co? T & < , f* ^T- r 

During '49-'50 she toured extensively in f ^ ^ rS °J colle Sf. **? ln & l 

the U.S. and Canada, working with ama- ^^ ^ ar ° Und , ~ settlln S down to 

*.«,,- j- ~* ^ j ■ be 2. mother. Carol Claire was born on 

teur dramatics and singing concerts un- ~ , , n , , , .„ . 

A~r +u* j:™*: t tt ■, j r> j *• October 10 and were thrilled and proud 
der the direction ot United Productions. XVT . ., _ , 1 r , 

A . ■ . A . . j i ,. parents. While Bob was in school at 

Along with teaching and study this \ TT . . /.,,.,. ^ r 

u ■ j ■ j , i the University of Michigan as a G. I. 

year she is doing concentrated vocal work T . »,. , . « ^-r ' « ^, 

with a Swedish singer, Elsie Oldenberg. J tau « ht at f*! chl S an State Normal. Now 

Elizabeth is giving a recital on May 13 he " S a r ' al la T7" a " d P ra « lcm g ^ 

at the Winnetka Woman's Club. All £ ^ ^ Conn.es address .s 129 

C i • Ai j r ■ j . . , N. 35th St., Terre Haute, Ind. 

bhimer Alums and friends are invited 

to be her guests on that occasion. Her 939 

address is the Rizzo School of Music, Dtxte ^olsmger Mcleod and her hus- 

Kimball Building, Chicago. band have been livin S in Waikiki for 

Nancy Boldenweck Mertz and her the *»* ™ l?^ ^ ^^ * 

husband announce the adoption of Karl f 881 ?*"" <*?*" Mana g r for Sears Roe " 

Anton Mertz, May 23, 1950 at the age b u uck and Company. They are enjoying 

of two days tropical climate of Hawaii and the 

%f , T ... „ , . , many unusual types of entertainment it 

AC«*»« M«N«fl Vowler and her offers to mainland le Dixie is sec . 

husband announce the birth of a son, „,.„,.„ ;„ r^» M i i/nt- i ■ tt 1 

^ . w __ M1 ^ T . ' retary in General Mills, Inc. in Honolu- 

Douglas McNeill, on November 29, i„ t t_t m i, aM u jj • m/<; n 

ltv .JP. XT ' ~, . ...j lu > T.H. where her address is 1965-11 

1950 in eneva, N. Y. Their other child- AlaWai 

ren are Ryan, age 8, and Harriet, age 5. 1940 

Irene Shine Greenspoon and her hus- Maurine Roske is secretary to Dr. 

band announce the birth of a daughter, Butterick of the Madison Ave. Presby- 

Gail Idele, on December 28, 1950. Their terian Church in New York City, 
home address is 4411 Portland Ave., Q. Maxine Miller Doberty and her 

Minneapolis, Minn. husband announce the birth of a daugh- 

Vifginia Shilton Anderson and her ter, Peggy Lou, on January 20, 1951, 

husband have their own home in Alta- in Rocky Ford, Colorado. 

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Jean Beyer Wort bam and her husband 
announce the birth of a boy, John Arthur, 
on March 9, 1950. 

Mary Hall is a sophomore this year 
in Medical School at Marquette Univer- 
sity, Milwaukee. "Never thought I could 
ever study so intensely and enjoy it so 
much. MD in '53 is my motto," she 
writes. "Shimer gave me such a fine 
background for this and for life in 
general." 

1941 

Gloria Erickson was married on Feb- 
ruary 17, 1951, to Arthur Samuel Car- 
ter, Jr. Mr. Carter is a graduate of North- 
western University and is at present 
working for Field Enterprises, which is 
the parent company that handles Mar- 
shall Field's estate. Gloria is living in 
Chicago at 4440 N. Wolcott Ave., Apt. 
No. 314. 

1942 

Carolyn Tormoehlin was married 
March 10, 1951 to James Dwight Glo- 
ver, of Wayne, Mich. After a honeymoon 
trip to Hawaii they will be at home at 
3026 Gloria St., Wayne, Mich. 

Elsie Howarth Yerkey sent along with 
her alumni dues and her contribution 
to the Endowment Fund a bit of news 
about her family activities and her son, 
Rodney, now six years old. Her address 
is 10918 Walker St., Grand Blanc, 
Michigan. 

Donna Pinnell Gabriel and her hus- 
band announce the birth of a daughter, 
Renee Frances, on February 27, 1951 
in Clinton, Iowa. 

Jeannette Hostetter Ford and her hus- 
band announce the birth of a second 
daughter, Carolyn Louise, on January 
25, 1951 in Redwood City* California. 
Donald Ford is a. geologist for the Alas- 
kan Section, United States Geological 
Survey with headquarters in San Francis- 

ca 1943 

Ethel Gust a\ son was married on De- 
cember 31, 1950 to Harold H. Thorn. 
Mr. Thorn is associated with Harold's 
Flowers in Elkhart, Indiana. Their home 
address is 12041/2 So. Main St., Elkhart, 
Ind. 



1944 

Caroline Koch had two months in 
Europe with her family after graduating 
from Smith in 1948. Since November 
of that year she has been working in 
the Chemistry section of Armour Re- 
search Foundation of Illinois Institute 
of Technology in Chicago. 

1945 

Madeline Grove Williams is now liv- 
ing at 2405-1 8th St., N.W. Washington, 
D.C. She hopes some of the Shimer 
alums living in Washington will look 
her up. She is doing advertising work for 
a chain of shoe stores in Washington, 
a continuation of the work she did in 
Chicago after finishing the College at 
the University of Chicago. 

Betty Jean Wells was married on June 
21, 1949, to Robert E. Gilomen. They 
are residing at 302 Douglas Ave., Elgin, 
111., and have a daughter, Denise, about 
six months old. 

1946 

Arlene Dauphin was married to Rob- 
ert Orville Williams in February, 1951. 
Arlene received her Bachelor of Science 
degree in Nursing at Cornell Univer- 
sity, Ithaca, N.Y. She is employed in 
public health service for Lee County 
with headquarters at Dixon, III. They 
will live on a farm near Lanark. 

Duan Geroy Moehle and her hus- 
band announce the birth of a daughter, 
Jan Anna, December 13, 1950. 

Eva Bennett has moved from Sum- 
mit, New Jersey to Ashville, N.C with 
the rest of the Bennett family and the 
Business. She has her own apartment 
and has been busy getting settled. Her 
address is Beverly Apts. Ashville, N.C 

NOTE 

The students on the front page are 
Prudence Cooper of Humbolt, Nebraska, 
and Collan Kneale of Mt. Carroll who 
were active in the production of "You're 
Way beyond My Reach." They are both 
freshmen in the college. Collan is the 
son of Blendon Kneale, art instructor at 
Shimer. 



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1947 writes, "I plan to go to New York soon 
The report of marriage of Barbara to see Jean McMilien who has opened 
Birkner to Stanley Goldfarb which ap- a ceramics studio in Greenwich Village, 
peared in the News some time ago was Dorothy Zurndorfer writes that she is 
badly confused. Barbara was married on now understudying the lead in "Bnga- 
September 17, 1949 in Chicago. They doon" and will come here when the 
are now living in New York and the company plays Baltimore ... I have 
address is 134-21 Cherry Ave., Flushing, just started working for my step-father's 
L. I. N. Y. association, the National Association of 
" Dona Scheming Gifjord and her bus- Homebuilders, and already like Wash- 
band announce the birth of a son, Eric ington very much." 
Albert, on February 22, 1951. They Filed in her permanent record file 
also have a daughter, Dawn Rae, three here at Shimer is a complete newspaper 
years old. report of the wedding of Shirley Harvey 
Betty Jo Guyan Croft and her hus- to Kenneth Patterson, in Burt, Iowa, 
band announce the birth of a son, De- Shirley attended Simpson College after 
cember 20, 1950. Their address is 1302 leaving Shimer and was graduated from 
West Third St., McCook, Neb. the University of Iowa. They will live 

Barbara Dodge sent news of herself on his grandfather's farm near Burt, 
and her Shimer classmates. "After my Joanne Rolfing was married on March 
freshman year at Shimer I attended 27, 1951 to Dudley Jones of Winnetka. 
Iowa University and became a member Joanne attended renau College after 
of Kappa Kappa Gamma. Last summer leaving Shimer. Mr. Jones attended Colo- 
I went on a tour through Europe for rado College and is a student at the Bab- 
two months through eight countries, son Institute, Wellesley Hills, Mass. 
Came back to Des Moines and worked Virginia Reid was married on Feb- 
on a two months Christmas job. Just ruary 1, 1951 to James R. Jackson in 
recently got back from visiting relatives Columbia, Mo. Virginia has a B. S. in art 
in New York and Connecticut and a visit education and is working as a graduate 
in Washington, D. C. First time I had assistant in the art craft department 
travelled .alone and it was a grand of the University of Missouri. She is also 
month's trip." Virginia Hay Humphry, secretary to the Students' Religious Coun- 
Victoria Wolin Lilly, Frances Rehmann c n. 

and Virginia Chase Stonecipher are all j m i s Crimes, Mrs. J. O. Kurtz, is 

living in Des Moines. Virginia has a living in Paris, France where she and 

son and Victoria a daughter. her husband are doing graduate work at 

June Schuster has moved to 3291 N. the Sorbonne. Janis is soloist in the 

51st Blvd., Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She American church there and is to be 

has announced her engagement to Byron presented as soloist with the Pans Phil- 

Smidler, a law student at the University harmonic chorus this spring. They plan 

of Wisconsin. They expect to be married to return to the States this summer after 

upon his graduation next August. visiting other European countries. 

Priscilla Morss Bayard is in Trieste. Joanne Schmidt was married to Rex 

Her address is Mrs. Louis P. Bayard D. Concannon on October 12, 1950 in 

O-59097, Co. A, 351 Inf. Trust, A.P.O. Davenport, Iowa. JoAnne has been em- 

209, c/o Postmaster, New York City, ployed in the office of the Crescent 

2ST. Y. Macaroni and Cracker Company with 

Dare Queeney Nielson's address is which her husband is also associated. 

4005 DuBois, Congress Park, 111. Her They are living at 3438 Fillmore Lane, 

husband is Charles A. Nielson. Davenport, Iowa. 

Carol Spiering whose address is now Donna Laird is attending the Agri- 

3416 P. Street, N.W. Washington, D.C cultural and Mechanical Arts College, 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma. She will receive says, "My job is coming along fine, still 
her B.A. degree there the last of Janu- working as secretary to the Director of 
ary, 1951. She has majored in psycholo- Public Relations at the U.S. Rubber 
gy with a minor in science. She will im- Co. and find the field most interesting, 
mediately register for an M.A. in edu- Sometimes I regret not continuing col- 
cation working for a teacher's certificate. lege, but must say I've learned equally 
Donna is secretary of the Young Peoples as much by working in a large industry 
Unitarian Society and a member of the and enjoy the freedom of being able 
International Club. to travel and broaden myself through 
1949 those experiences. Some times I wonder 

(Continued from page 6) wh Y P eo P le man T ri B ht after graduation 

n • ■;/ o / i • j * ^^^u^*- from high school or college. I wouldn't 

Pnscula Scboen is kindergarten teacher p © 

u r\ - a cuL.1 ;« e,™« have missed the last two years of work 

in the Chicago Avenue School in Savan- . \ 

T11 . . P , . , . , for anything. I might add that the back- 

na, Illinois, is keeping house in her own * » & . 

i, ^ r u-u^„ ground of a general education has proven 

apartment, and has forty five children » ? # ^ 

. . , most beneficial. I am behind the general 
in her department. . 1AA/>/)l ° 

, . , ot . ,, . education program 100%. 

Since graduating from Shimer Man- ° 

lyn Frederick has been attending Iowa «f>* **«* « et W d to Lambert 

U. where she is a member of Tri Delta, R - D ^ lle > a senior at the University 

and will complete her senior year in of Wisconsin and a member of the 

June. She writes, "The correlation in Theta Chl Fraternity. A June wedding 

courses between Shimer and S.U.I, is 1S P lanned - 

remarkably close and it was with grate- Pat Fisher reports that the following 
ful thanks to my training at Shimer that students are attending the University of 
I entered the University. After gradua- Wisconsin: Sandra Fink, Mary Watson, 
ting in June I plan on entering airline Pat Mervis, Harriet Kirchhoff, Carolyn 
stewardess school for C. and S. Airlines. Piper and she, herself. Pam Maddock is 
I have already passed the first interview attending Evansville College and Nancy 
necessary and now have only to fly to McMullen is a sophomore at Beloit Col- 
Memphis, Term, for the second and lege. 

last one. I am indeed excited over the Apologies are due Dehor es Jacobsen 

prospect." Breitenstein who was listed in the last 

Suzanne Selecman was married on News as a member of the class of '40. 

March 27, 1951, in Dallas, Texas to Her address in Lombard is 340 Ahrens 

Mr. Jones Quincy Adams. A reception Avenue. 

followed the ceremony at the North- Polly Neiger, 17272 E. La Veta, 

wood Country Club. They will be at Orange, Calif, writes most interestingly 

home at Bankhead Highway, Royse City, G f her activities since leaving Shimer. 

Texas. "The summer after I left Shimer I 

Ann Arm-out writes that she sees worked in a professional stock company. 
Joan frequently in her home in South I got a few small parts and it was lots 
Bend and finds her most happy with of fun. Last year I went to Los Angeles 
married life and in very good health. City College and majored in Drama 
Ann adds several interesting items; Janet but I wasn't really happy with the pro- 
Laven doing fine work at Art School gram at the school because too many of 
in Chicago, Loel Diamond studying at the subjects were drama and I wasn't 
Gregg School and living at the Mc- getting a good balance. Last summer I 
Cormick Y.W.C.A. Mary Council an air- worked with a very well known profes- 
line hostess stationed in New York — sional stock company and enjoyed it tre- 
looks fine and enjoys travelling. Janet mendously. I have been working with 
Haas working as assistant buyer in a some amateur theatre groups this win- 
store in Connecticut. About herself she ter. This year I took the first semester 

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off from school because I (believe it or 
not) was very run down. I've taken 
a stage name which is Mallary Shayne." 

May Lee is attending DePauw Uni- 
versity where her address is 503 South 
Locust, Greencastle, Indiana. In Octo- 
ber she was initiated into Alpha Gamma 
Delta and is living at the sorority house. 
She wishes Shimer the best of luck 
and is ready to do anything an alumna 
can do to serve her Alma Mater. 

Marianne Markovitz is in London at 
the present time. Her father is a well 
known doctor in Surabaja, a large city 
in eastern Java. Mr. Bro has been ex- 
changing letters with him and hopes to 
meet him soon. 

Lois Reiss Homer and her husband 
announce the birth of a son, Jeffrey Bar- 
ry, on August 30, 1950. 

Polly Hoppler was married to Richard 
Price on August 28, 1949 in Sterling, 
111. Rosemary Cerny sang and Margareta 
Weicher and Lois Lambrecht poured at 
the reception. 

Rosemary Cerny is a student at the 
University of Illinois, living at the Theta 
Upsilon Sorority. In June she received 
the scholarship necklace, awarded by the 
sorority for the highest grades during 
the year. She has been initiated into 
Gamma Alpha Chi, national professional 
advertising fraternity for women. 

1950 

Roberta Garvey Colehour and her 
husband, Fred Colehour, announce the 
birth of a daughter, Linda Kay, on March 
1, 1951. 

Margaret Clifford is at MacMurray 
College majoring in Physical Education 
and enjoying her work very much. She 
is on the Junior Class team, playing 
hockey and basketball and getting more 
out of it "the more I participate.' 1 

Ethel Okamura finds Barnard College 
"rough for a psychological major." 

Margareta Weicher was married to 
Harold Beerli on October 28, 1950 in 
Chicago. 



Ann Grar up writes from Iowa City 
that Shimer is well represented at the 
University of Iowa: Mary Ward, Dixie 
Berry, Jean Anderson, Margaret Wim- 
mer, Joan Swanson, Rose Randolph, 
Ricky Frederick, Lois Laughlin, Diane 
Donels, Joyce Wagner, Arden Cummings 
and Ann Grarup. 

Marilyn Smith and Carol Kness are 
attending Drake University where they 
are pledged to Chi Omega social sorority. 

Barbara Mishlove is attending Mil- 
waukee Downer College and living in 
Holton Hall. 

Patricia Grubbs is attending Antioch 
College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, and is 
just finishing her first apprenticeship at 
the Chicago Museum of Natural History. 

Sally L. Crawford is enrolled in the 
art school of Washington University, in 
St. Louis, Mo. She is living in Mc- 
Millan Hall. 




CHAP£L. SlNttWC.' 



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SPECIAL LETTER TO ALL SHIMER ALUMS, AND ESPECIALLY TO 

THOSE WHO HAVE CHILDREN AGE 15-19: 

ou and Shinier have two very im- baseball, swimming, riding. The Shimer 
portant problems: the right radio station attracts the interest and in- 
kind of education for your children is of itiative of a large group. The Christian 
tremendous importance to you — the Service League has an important role 
selection of the right kind of students is in the range of student activities, 
of vital importance to Shimer. They Shimer's problem— and responsibil- 
must have a good enducation. These are ity — is the election of a student group 
critical times when young people must which is able t0 profit from its part i cu l ar 
know how to think, how to make intel- kind of educational prog ram. Your pro- 
ligent judgments; they must be equipped blem _ and sibilit _ >as parentS) 

with information about important sec- . . x , , 

. , . r , , is to assist your sons and daughters in 

tions of human learning — about the . '. . °. 

• 1 u u ^ ■*• j «.u~ getting the right kind or education. We 

social sciences, the humanities, and the & & & 

physical and biological sciences; they feel > of course > that there 1S a common 

must master the skills needed for efTec- solution to these problems and respon- 

tive communications. Shimer offers that sibilities. Will you not seriously explore 

kind of program today — both to young now the possibility of enrolling your 

men and young women. son or daughter at Shimer. If you know 

_, . . L1 other young people within our admission 

The Shimer curriculum, comparable ; ° r r . 

to the curriculm of the College of the ran S e ' ^ you not send us their names 

University of Chicago, consists of four- now? A form for thls P ur P ose iS P rmt " 

teen year courses; a three year sequence ed for Y our convenience on the last page 

in social sciences, a three year sequence in of the Bulletin, 
the humanities, a three year sequence in 



in ii ii i it ii i in mil it u 1 1 n 11 n ii ii i n i in i in in mi mi ii ii in i ii 



the sciences, a year of English, a year of 

mathematics, a year of foreign language, COMING EVENTS 

and MosoT^ COUfSeS ^ hlSt0fy * ° n May 2 m MCtCalf Hdl Rud ° lph 

" " ^' Ganz will give a recital. Mr. Ganz has 

Students may be admitted to Shimer f or fif tv y ears been associated with Chi- 
after they have completed the tenth cago Musical College, as president and 
grade, after the eleventh grade, or after artistk director) as well as com poser 
high school graduation. Each student ^ orchestra director . H is recital will 
has his personal and individual program. be ^ outstandi event of the 
Each student takes comprehensive ex- 
aminations in the courses from which # Jhe annual Shimer Horse Show wiU 
he has not been excused by placement. be ^ . q ^ G1 StaHes fi 

Graduation at Shimer is determined by , , w io i i' -»a 

ct . on Sunday afternoon, May 13th at 1:30 

comprehensive examination, bnimer con- ' , y 

re i, m - „ ■ • p.m. In addition to the horsemanship 

tmues to oner excellent instruction in ^ r 

elective courses in art, voice, piano, or- classes for Shimer students there will 

gan drama. ^e ^ our c l asses £° r ^ocb.1 riders. One of 

these will be for the children who have 

While the academic program is of ma- been wofki under Mf Whakn d . 

jor importance, Shimer does not lose a * i x c u u 

J . , * , . , . T , the year. A special feature or the arter- 

sight of the importance of the total de- ' r ., . . 

R r t_ j r7 * noon will be a Trampoline Exhibition 

velopment of each student. isxtra-cur- r 

nculum activities have an important role. b y the champion gymnastic team of 

Students have opportunity for a wide the University of Iowa. 
range of interests in dramatics, chorus, 



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SHIMER COLLEGE RECORD 

Mount Carroll, Illinois 



Entered as second-class 
matter at Mount Carroll, 
Illinois, August 8, 1950, 



"Published by Shimer College in Jan- 
uary, April, July, September, October, 
November. Entered August 8, 1950 
at Mount Carroll, Illinois, as second 
class re-entry under the authority of 
the Act of August 24, 1912, as amend- 
ed by the Act of August 4, 1947." 



Suggestions tor New Students for Shi 



lmer 



Name of student 
Address 



Parent or Guardian 

(If mother is Shimer alumna, what is her maiden name?. 



High School ._ 

Grade 9 10 11 12. 

Vocational interests, if known 

Hobbies, sports, if known 

Remarks 



Other Names